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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal
Country:
Spain
Birth Date:
3 June 1986
Birth Place:
Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
Residence:
Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
Height:
1.85 metres (6 ft. 1 in.)
Weight:
85.5 kilos (188 lbs.)
Plays:
Left
Singles Ranking: 1
Doubles Ranking: 737

Articles

  • Djokovic: "I'm there to fight ... Unfortunately, it didn't work this time"

    Djokovic: "I'm there to fight ... Unfortunately, it didn't work this time"

    While many had tipped Novak Djokovic to finally end Rafael Nadal’s stranglehold on the Coupe des Mousquetaires after winning the pair’s past four encounters, the truth is that the Serb did not bring his A-game to the final.
  • Coaches’ reactions to the men’s singles final

    Coaches’ reactions to the men’s singles final

    Toni Nadal and Marian Vajda spoke to the press after the epic 2014 French Open men’s final.
  • Nadal soars to Cloud Nine

    Nadal soars to Cloud Nine

    Any thoughts that Rafael Nadal's supremacy at Roland Garros was at risk were turned on their head as he defeated Novak Djokovic to take his ninth title.
  • Nadal still with something to prove

    Nadal still with something to prove

    Rafael Nadal is poised to take home his ninth French Open title. And while the Spaniard continues to break records, his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, is not convinced that Rafa is the favourite going into the final against Novak Djokovic.
  • Borg: ''I’ll just sit back and enjoy the final''

    Borg: ''I’ll just sit back and enjoy the final''

    Six-time French Open champion Bjorn Borg gives his take on this year’s final and the extraordinary level of tennis on display at the top of the men’s game. The Swede gives Nadal a slight edge over Djokovic.
  • Djokovic on Djokovic

    Djokovic on Djokovic

    Having reached his second final at Roland Garros in the past three years, Novak Djokovic stands one win away from winning the one major title still to elude him, thus claiming an historic career Grand Slam. We take a look back at some of his most memorable quotes from the past fortnight …
  • Nadal: "He beat me four times but he never beat me here"

    Nadal: "He beat me four times but he never beat me here"

    It is nine on the line for Rafael Nadal when the world No.1 locks horns with Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Roland Garros decider. This will be the 42nd installment in what is shaping up as the greatest rivalry in the modern men’s game.
  • Djokovic: "I can make it this time"

    Djokovic: "I can make it this time"

    Novak Djokovic's semi-final defeat of Ernests Gulbis has ensured Rafael Nadal is once again the only player who can thwart the Serb's bid to capture the one Grand Slam title missing from his collection.
  • Nadal crushes Murray to lay down final marker

    Nadal crushes Murray to lay down final marker

    The eight-time champion's defeat of Andy Murray was not only near-humiliation for the Wimbledon champion, but delivered an ominous warning that rumours of Nadal's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
  • Murray aiming for the final

    Murray aiming for the final

    Despite coming into the French without a coach and short on clay-court preparation, Andy Murray is through to another semi-final meeting with Rafael Nadal. And looking to go even further…
  • Nadal roars back to set up semi-final showdown with Murray

    Nadal roars back to set up semi-final showdown with Murray

    After struggling with ferocious Ferrer forehands and his own backhand in the first set, Rafael Nadal settled in to his quarter-final match and rattled off 13 of the last 14 games to get one step closer to a ninth French Open crown.
  • Rafa romps home to see off compatriot

    Rafa romps home to see off compatriot

    When Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer finally made it onto Suzanne Lenglen Court, the camaraderie had to be cast aside. This was business and Nadal had a ninth Roland Garros semi-final to reach, the world No.1 running out a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 victor.
  • Murray into semis after dramatic win over Monfils

    Murray into semis after dramatic win over Monfils

    Featuring wild swings in momentum and concluded in rapidly fading light, Andy Murray's five-set quarter-final victory over Gael Monfils sets up a blockbuster showdown with Rafael Nadal.
  • King of clay not ready to abdicate his throne

    King of clay not ready to abdicate his throne

    “Every story has an end, this applies to everyone,” said David Ferrer after defeating Kevin Anderson in the fourth round to set up a familiar showdown with Rafael Nadal in the quarters. Bold words from the Valencian as he aims to end the King of Clay’s reign of terror in Paris?
  • Ruthless Rafa reaches Roland Garros quarters

    Ruthless Rafa reaches Roland Garros quarters

    Rafael Nadal continued to dominate single-handed opposition at Roland Garros, trouncing his latest victim, Dusan Lajovic, for the loss of just four games.
  • Mini-drama but no shock as Nadal downs Mayer

    Mini-drama but no shock as Nadal downs Mayer

    You take what laurels you can against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
  • Nadal starting to bulldoze

    Nadal starting to bulldoze

    Once again, the eight-time French Open champion is sinking his teeth into the tournament. Who could possibly stand in the way of number nine? Argentinean Leonardo Mayer is the latest man to try to emulate Robin Soderling and succeed where 61 others have failed at Roland Garros.
  • Nadal tips Thiem as future star

    Nadal tips Thiem as future star

    The scoreline reads like a lop-sided mismatch, but the promise gifted Austrian Dominic Thiem displayed against the might of Rafael Nadal pointed to bigger things to come.
  • Rafa to try to keep lid on youth

    Rafa to try to keep lid on youth

    Can Thiem add Nadal to his list of scalps?
  • Nadal demolishes Ginepri on ''great'' Suzanne Lenglen Court

    Nadal demolishes Ginepri on ''great'' Suzanne Lenglen Court

    Maybe Rafael Nadal should play on Suzanne Lenglen Court more often.
  • Nadal, Djokovic clear leaders among men's contenders

    Nadal, Djokovic clear leaders among men's contenders

    Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal may still be the man to beat on the red clay, but his stranglehold has loosened. Here we take a look at the top contenders for the men’s singles in the French capital this year.
  • What they said

    What they said

    Media day saw the top seeds face up to the press about their chances at the 2014 French Open.
  • Djokovic faces tough road to Paris glory

    Djokovic faces tough road to Paris glory

    Novak Djokovic’s campaign to fill the last remaining gap in his Grand Slam resume was made a little trickier on Friday after the release of the men’s singles draw.
  • Challenge Rafa

    Challenge Rafa

    Nine appearances, eight titles. Ten matches against Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, ten wins. Playing Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros is perhaps the greatest challenge there is...
  • All change at the top

    All change at the top

    Novak Djokovic may have finished 2012 ahead of the pack, but 2013 saw Rafael Nadal start slowly then peak during an incredible second half of the year. As the season draws to a close, it is interesting to look back at some of the highlights of an exciting year.
  • The discreet charm of the Spanish number one

    The discreet charm of the Spanish number one

  • Victorious Nadal with passion to make him all-time great

    Victorious Nadal with passion to make him all-time great

  • Nadal sails into tennis history

    Nadal sails into tennis history

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Guard of honourChampions all round!OvercomeThe endA faraway lookMaking his markAmong championsThe calm after the stormCome hitherAlways hungry for moreBrought to his kneesGood news on the horizonGame, set and matchTowelling offA battle of championsVamos!Fast and furiousMuscling in on victoryUnstoppableEye on the prize

Tournament Info

French Opens Played:
10
Events Entered:
Men's Singles
Best Singles Performance:
Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Player Overview

Year turned pro:
2001
Career matches won:
699
Career matches lost:
135
Year to date matches won:
41
Year to date matches lost:
6
Current 52 week rank for singles:
1
Current 52 week rank for doubles:
737
High rank for singles:
1
High rank for doubles:
26
Career Prize Money:
$70,488,305 USD
Year to date prize money for singles:
$5,850,622 USD
Year to date prize money for doubles:
$4,920 USD

Grand Slam Singles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
2003--3RD2ND
20043RD--2ND
20054THWON2ND3RD
2006-WONRUPQF
2007QFWONRUP4TH
2008SFWONWONSF
2009WON4TH-SF
2010QFWONWONWON
2011QFWONRUPRUP
2012RUPWON2ND-
2013-WON1STWON
2014RUPWON--

Grand Slam Doubles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
2003---1ST
20043RD--SF
20053RD-2ND-

Legend

WON = Champion
RUP = Runner Up
SF = Semi Finalist
QF = Quarter Finalist
4TH = Lost in Fourth Round
3RD = Lost in Third Round
2ND = Lost in Second Round
1ST = Lost in First Round
Bio information courtesy of the ATP
Men's Singles - Semifinals
Court Philippe Chatrier
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
R.Nadal ESP (1)
 
6
6
6
 
A.Murray GBR (7)
 
3
2
1
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Court Suzanne Lenglen
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
R.Nadal ESP (1)
 
4
6
6
6
 
D.Ferrer ESP (5)
 
6
4
0
1
Men's Singles - Round 4
Court Philippe Chatrier
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
R.Nadal ESP (1)
 
6
6
6
 
D.Lajovic SRB 
 
1
2
1
Men's Singles - Round 3
Court Philippe Chatrier
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
R.Nadal ESP (1)
 
6
7
6
 
L.Mayer ARG 
 
2
5
2
Men's Singles - Round 2
Court Philippe Chatrier
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
R.Nadal ESP (1)
 
6
6
6
 
D.Thiem AUT 
 
2
2
3
Men's Singles - Round 1
Court Suzanne Lenglen
Pts
1
2
3
4
5
R.Nadal ESP (1)
 
6
6
6
 
R.Ginepri USA 
 
0
3
0
Round1R2R3R4RQFSFF
Sets played 3 3 3 3 4 3 4
Tie breaks played 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total games 21 25 28 22 33 24 39
Winners 27 16 29 16 21 24 44
Unforced errors 15 19 10 19 31 15 38
Service points won 41 53 57 44 65 49 79
Return games won 8 7 7 8 9 6 6
Total points 91 91 104 83 113 83 130
1st serves in 30 54 60 37 63 45 84
% 1st serves in 58 68 72 63 62 76 70
Total aces 1 0 0 0 1 2 3
Total double faults 0 0 1 1 1 2 4
1st serve points won 26 36 42 30 43 41 61
% 1st serve points won 87 67 70 81 68 91 73
% 2nd Serve points won 68 68 65 64 56 57 50
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